From the director of the Beatles A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help! (1965) comes this inventive and hilarious romp through love and sex in 1960s London. Featuring a wildly frenetic filmmaking style that careers from slapstick to serious avant-garde, this genuinely dazzling film is a mod masterpiece.
Cool and sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanising - with a long line of conquests to prove it while the naïve and awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a piece of it. But when Colin falls for an innocent country girl (Rita Tushingham), it's not long before the self-assured Tolen moves in for the kill. Is all fair in love and war, or can Colin get the knack and beat Tolen at his own game?
- Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
- Captain Busby the Even Tenour of Her Ways (1967, 16 mins): Ann Wolff's surreal riff on Philip O'Connor's poem, featuring Quentin Crisp
- Now and Then: Dick Lester (1967, 17 mins): Bernard Braden's wide-ranging interview with the director
- Rita Tushingham Remembers THE KNACK... and how to get it (2018, 11 mins): newly shot interview with the actress
- Staging THE KNACK...and how to get it (2018, 2 mins): interview with the director of the first stage version of The Knack
- British Cinema in the 1960s: Richard Lester in Conversation (2018, 59 mins): the director discusses his career with Neil Sinyard
- Illustrated booklet with writing by Neil Sinyard and Melanie Williams, plus full film credits